Flowers are a simple way to brighten up any occasion, with each color and flower species representing something different. The color yellow is synonymous with feelings of joy and optimism. That’s why light yellow flowers are a magnificent choice for interior decoration or as part of springtime floral bouquets.
There are several hundred plant families with more being discovered each week, meaning it can be difficult to categorize and learn about all types of flowers. But that’s why we’re here! We’ve made this process much easier for you by shortlisting some of the most stunning light yellow flowers.
So if you want to find out which of these cheery options will be best suited to your yard or your vase, we’ve got you covered!
Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)
Native to South America, these plants bear large yellow flowers and funnel-shaped petals. These yellow perennials are generally long-lived and thrive in well-drained soil.
An unusual species of poppy, the Arctic Poppy has yellow flowers that come in a variety of shades (including light yellow). They bloom in full sun exposure and evenly moist, well-drained soil, from late spring to early summer.
Also known as shrub roses, these evergreen plants bloom throughout summer and autumn under the adoring gaze of the sun. They are also highly fragrant and feature solitary or clustered pale yellow flowers.
Begonias come in a variety of sizes and colors ranging from pale yellow to red. Most have large double flowers that bloom in moist, well-drained soil – in full sun or partial shade.
This is a succulent that has grass-like foliage and yellow or orange blossoms. To thrive, this perennial plant requires well-drained soil and full sun exposure.
This variation of buttercup flowers can commonly be found in the wilderness. It has a very distinct and unique shape, with all sepals facing downwards. They require well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade in order to grow properly.
These shrubs are brightly colored, sweetly scented and, as the name suggests, are also highly appealing to butterflies! Planting these bushes in optimum conditions (in direct sunlight, and rich soil) will greatly reduce maintenance time.
Buttercup Cream Double Tulips
Buttercup Cream Double tulips have the classic tulip blooms (cup-shaped) but feature almost twice the number of petals. These tulips grow and look their best in loose, crumbly, well-drained soil, directly underneath the full sun.
Yellow carnations are beautiful blooms that are often characterized by their flared petals. And a light yellow coloration brings a retro vibe to the bloom. To grow these successfully, you need fertile, well-drained soil that is slightly alkalized (pH 6.7-6.9).
A unique and slightly unconventional plant, this lemon colored plumes an absolute must-have. It features velvety yellow-green blooms that swirl into unique scalloped shapes. You’ll need to water the soil regularly, but otherwise, they’re pretty simple to grow!
The blooms are quite big, and the color is quite intense – ranging in shades of white, orange, and yellow. These perennial plants start to bloom in autumn and are easy to maintain, only needing moist yet well-drained fertile soil and full-sun exposure.
Typical coloring of this plant ranges from an extremely bright yellow to a light yellow, but this depends on the individual plant. This perennial needs to be planted under direct sunlight to thrive, and must be watered thoroughly. Otherwise, they’re quite low maintenance!
A popular yellow wildflower that comes in various shades, Cowslips offer luscious cup-shaped clustered blooms at the end of long stalks. The yellow variation of these perennial plants favor chalky soils and can be grown in sun or light shade.
These flowers are not only pretty to look at but are also very cold-hardy. They can survive a multitude of weather conditions and may begin to bloom as early as February, so long as the soil is fertile and well-drained, and they are receiving significant sun exposure.
Not only are Dandelions appealing to the eye, but they are also highly nutritious – loaded with minerals, vitamins, and fiber. However, these flowering plants prefer chalky soils with a pH of 7.0 and above.
Daylilies grow easily and spread quickly despite their delicate appearance. Their trumpet-shaped bloom grows on top of a tall, leafless stem, and come in many colors. They’re well-drained and thrive in full sun or partial shade!
Hyacinth grows from a spring-flowering bulb. This drought-tolerant plant features a ball-shaped cluster of up to 20 individual flowers atop slender stems. It’s easy to grow, simply needing full sun or partial shade, and well-drained soil.
A yellow rose plant is not only an exceptional addition to your yard but also makes for a stunning gift for a loved one. This flower requires moist but well-drained soil and a mix of full sun and light shade to achieve its distinctive yellow color.
As well as being highly eye-catching, these light yellow wildflowers also have medicinal properties. It must be moist during the growing period, so it’s best to plant it in well-draining soil.
The tall yellow flowers of this perennial plant add elegance and height to garden beds and mixed borders. Best of all, they are tolerant of poor soils and are long-lived.
Foxglove flowers are usually tubular-shaped blooms that come in colors of yellow, white, and lavender. These flowers thrive in full sun to partial shade in moist yet well-drained soil.
Bright and colorful, these cheerful flowers are a surefire way to add excitement to a border or a container. They’re easy to look after, simply requiring well-drained soil and full sun exposure!
These are popular at the back of borders as they give added color and height. Gladiolus prefers well-drained, organic soil and a sunny position.
Grown outdoors these flowers must be planted in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny spot (ideally, one that is sheltered from high winds). Hibiscus flowers often feature ruffled feathers and stunning colors ranging from yellow to orange.
If you want to add height to your yard, Honeysuckles are a great addition to your collection! An intoxicating fragrance and attractive yellow flowers bloom in well-drained soil and full sun.
The yellow flowers of the iris can brighten up any location. Its outer petals have a characteristic droop and are eye-catching. Yellow Iris’ must be thoroughly watered and planted in deep, moist soil.
Yellow Jessamine (or yellow jasmine) is admired for its beautiful trumpet-shaped yellow flowers and sweet scent. They thrive in sunnier locations and require rich soil that drains well.
These flowers make great additions to bridal arrangements and tabletop centerpieces. The dreamy tone and color of these blooms open up to reveal idyllic swirling rosettes – all of which thrive in full sun or light shade.
Pansies are short-lived perennials often used to add a pop of color to border displays and pots. They come in shades of yellow, white, and blue – and are frequently bi-colored. Pansies prefer direct exposure to sunlight and fertile soil.
These flowers feature pale creamy yellow petals with dark freckles and hints of green. They’re moderately fast-growing but require little to no maintenance – as long as they are planted in slightly acidic, well-draining soil, and have access to some sun exposure.
These flowers need to be fully exposed to the sun for long periods and thrive in warmer climates. For best results, these plants should also be grown in well-drained soil!
An alternative to the classic daisy flower, this tall hybrid features buttery yellow flowers that turn white during the maturing process. They grow reasonably well in any soil and require full sun or light shade.
Snapdragons are unique perennial plants. They will first grow stalks and then all the flowers will appear. They prefer to be planted directly under the sunlight, and they also prefer well-drained soil!
‘Spanish Flare’ Hellebore
The Spanish Flare variation features pale yellow petals and leather leaves. They require well-drained soil to grow and must be planted under the full sun or partial shade.
Sunflowers are attractive annuals that feature dainty, daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow. In addition to being visually appealing, sunflowers also need well-drained soil and full sun exposure to fully bloom.
Yellow water lilies are water-loving plants that thrive best in bodies of water, including ponds. They feature leathery oval-shaped floating leaves and cupped flowers that appear just above the water. Water lilies require at least six hours of direct sunlight exposure to bloom.
Yarrow is a filler flower that has a sweet smell. Because of their dusty yellow color, these blooms will blend with any flower type. As long as the soil is well-drained, and the initial growth takes place in full sun, your blooms will be good to go!
That’s all there is to it! While we haven’t covered every single light yellow flower that is out there, we hope our list has given you a bit more information about some variations that you can add to your own yard.
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